Wednesday, September 28, 2005
  Big government deja vu

The Globe has outdone itself today...with another great op-ed, this one, by Jeff Jacoby, is about reckless govt spending. The scenerio is a time machine has advanced us 40 years into the future. Here's a small sample:

But one thing that seems familiar is budgetary politics. One political party is still running the show in Washington and still spending as mindlessly as ever. The budget is now hundreds of billions of dollars in the red, and the national debt has soared to more than $7 trillion -- well over $1.5 trillion of it added during the current presidential administration. The incumbent in the White House, a Texan named Bush, burns through money even more extravagantly than the Texan named Johnson you left behind in 1964. ''Excluding military and homeland security," the American Conservative Union notes in a statement, ''American taxpayers have witnessed the largest spending increase under any preceding president and Congress since the Great Depression."

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